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04 • 21 • 2020

Ban Single-Use Plastic Foodware on Maui

Victory! Maui County passes comprehensive single-use plastics ban.

On April 21, 2020, Maui County adopted Bill 52 to ban single-use plastic foodware. The bill takes effect January 1, 2022 and bans the sale or use of disposable plastic:

  • To-go containers
  • Plates and bowls
  • Cups (hot and cold)
  • Cup lids
  • Straws
  • Stirrers
  • Utensils (forks, knives, spoons)

In place of single-use plastics, Bill 52 requires businesses to utilize paper or certified compostable products. Bill 52 also builds on Maui County's current bans on single-use plastic bags and polystyrene foam to-go containers. In doing so, this is another important step towards reducing dependence on fossil fuels for disposable goods and encouraging positive business practices.